Direct International Registration and Licensing (DIRL) Project Evaluation Report Now Available

report now available
May 21, 2024

On May 1st, 2023, NSCN implemented a new first-in-Canada approach to registration and licensure that aims to establish a fast and predictable pathway to licensure in our province. Registered nurses who demonstrate good standing and good character and are licensed in Canada, the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia, or New Zealand, are eligible for NSCN’s expedited registration and licensure process.

A formal evaluation of this process for those who were licensed between May 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023, took place in fall 2023 and data was collected through various sources including an online survey, the NSCN website analytics, the NSCN practice database, a Verification of Registration Request Tracking tool, the NSCN registrant portal, and through the NS Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers.

This interim report highlights a summary of survey results to support the evaluation of NSCN’s expedited registration and licensure process for international nurses from the Philippines, India, Nigeria, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Over a two-week period, more than 1500 international nurses responded to the evaluation survey.

NSCN looks forward to ongoing evaluation at six-month intervals over the next 18 months, with a final evaluation expected in May 2025. 

View the report here.

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